Freaky Deaky After Party with Duke Dumont
Duke Dumont is one of the biggest UK stars to hit the house music scene in a while. His tracks are extremely memorable and unbelievably catchy. With a cookie-cutter set at Freaky Deaky, it was difficult to grasp what he had in store for his after party at Concord Music Hall following the festival. He had already played each of his top hits, all received extremely well by the crowd. But, as any great DJ/Producer will tell you, it’s all about the feel of the audience and staying true to oneself. Duke Dumont did exactly that at this memorable after.
Following the festival, Concord Music Hall seems to be the place to which festival lovers flock. Gryffin was the perfect opener for Duke, playing a DJ set rather than his usual one man show. His energy on stage was just as high as if he was switching from instrument to instrument, and his DJ set allowed him freedom to play beyond his originals. Ending his set with Zhu‘s “In the Morning,” this gal was extremely satisfied with this young artist’s music choices.
The entire venue lit up as Duke Dumont entered the stage. During his set, it was impossible not to dance. he started the set strong with heavy bass. Dumont’s music has a sensual quality to it that becomes remarkably overpowering – but in a great way. The consistent beats of his set forced every body in the venue to move. Not a single person at Concord could keep still – minus those too tired from his set at the festival to move at all. His whole set belonged in a place like Concord, but could easily be played at any underground warehouse and fit right in. He played several remixes of 90’s dance hits like “Push It,” “Everybody Dance Now,” and “I’ve Got The Power,” with a backdrop of Halloween-themed visuals. Few things top watching Freddy from Nightmare on Elm St. on the LED screen while listening to Duke Dumont remix Salt-N-Pepa. It was the perfect close to an amazing weekend at Freaky Deaky and we can’t wait to see how this amazing Halloween festival (with its afters) will continue to grow over the years.